Pierrefonds-Roxboro wants permanent dikes

Pierrefonds-Roxboro wants permanent dikes.

Mayor Jim Beis says it's time for long-term solutions to spring flooding. 

Beis has approached the government about building fixed barriers, which he says would be cost-efficient and would prevent homeowners from having to sell their properties.

Quebec is offering homeowners up to 200-thousand dollars so they can leave flood-prone areas.

Pierrefonds, which has suffered severe flooding in recent years, relies on dikes for protection from the water.

 

- With files from CTV